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The Spokane press. [volume] (Spokane, Wash.) 1902-1939, April 08, 1909, Image 8

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THIRTY- THREE YEARS SOLITARY CELL BUT
MA V AGAIN SEE DA YLIGHT BEFORE HE DIES
ONCE A MONTH A MOTHER OF
SO IS ALLOWED TO WEEP
OUTSIDE THE BARS AND
TALK TO JESSE POMEROY.
■pcciai OoxropoDdenca to The Freit
CHARLESTOWN, Mass.. April 8.
—After 19 years solitary confine
ment, .lesse Pomeroy, the "human
fiend."" the world's most famous
prisoner, may again see the day
light.
Pomeroy was a steel-eyei boy of
17 when the world declared him
dead and locked him behind the
doors of Charlestown prison. Now
he is a man of 50. From 17 to 50
has has known nothing but dark
ness and solitude.
The men who bore witness
against him. the attorney who de
fended him, the jurors who called
him guilty, the judge who sen
tenced him to death, the governor
who saved him from the rope—all
are dead.
Boston haw grown to be greater
Boston since they locked the doors
on Pomeroy, but he has been deaf
to the roar of its factories and the
hum of its workshops.
The Philadelphia centennial was
In full swing when Pomeroy saw
daylight for the last time.
Once a day a jailer slips his food
through a slit in the darkened cell,
and peers in to make sure that his
prisoner hasn't died during the
Sight
Once a month the prisoner's
mother —the only person in the
whole world who thinks him inno
cent —talks and weeps with him
through the bars for an hour.
Once a year the governor of Mas
sachusetts and the prison commis
sion walk through and stare curl
; ously at their famous prisoner. Oc
casionally Chaplain Barnes visits
him, and talks to him.
These are the only breaks ln
Pomeroy's sunless years. No
storied or pictured tale of loneli
ness can equal the horrors of Pom
eroy's lifetime in prison.
And now relief may come. A bill
will be introduced in the present
session of the legislature—it is
aimed at Pomeroy—allowing all
prisoners to work in the daylight,
and with their fellow prisoners.
This boon Pomeroy has long
craved. Just to see the daylight,
to see people and talk with them—
it's all he has ever asked. He has
refused to work unless he could
work with the other prisoners.
Just what Pomeroy is today, only
the prison officials know—and they
won't tell. "You may see all there
is to be seen ln Charlestown pris
on," General Bridges, the warden,
says, "except Pomeroy."
"Has he changed?'' he continued.
"No one has been here long enough
to tell."
Yet Massachusetts people have
no sympathy for Pomeroy. His
crimes have cut him completely off
from the world of men. He is
no man. but a fiend, they say, an
animal who must be cased like a
man-eating lion. He must be kept
in priso ntill be is dead. Occa
sional efforts have been made to
get a reprieve for him, but public
sentiment has always intervened.
it is a fearful record the courts
COAL
MAXWELL 93.
ROCK SPRINGS
BEAR CREEK
CANADA WEST
ACME and LILLE
WOOD BY RICK OR CORD
Great Western
Fuel Company
YOUR HOME NEEDS
Spokane Paint & Oil Co.
Madlldn St. and N. P. Hy. Phones 60 arid 412.
Paints, Glass, Doors, Mlllwork, Curly Fir, Wall Paper.
JESSE POMEROY WHEN CONVICTED.
have against this hoy who has
grown to past middle age behind
the bars. His case is unparalleled
in the whole history of crime.
At 13 he was assaulting and muti
lating and torturing boys of 6. He
was put in a reformatory, where,
after three years, be was released
on parole.
A little while after, by his own
confession, he assaulted and butch
ered little Nellie Curran. and buried
her body in the cellar of her fath
er's store.
At 17 he was found guilty of mur
dering and butchering a 5-year-old
Michigan Returns to
Western Conference
P. G. BARTELMB.
Special Correspondence to The Press
AXX ARBOR. Mich., April 8 —
Michigan will return to the "Big 8"
as the result of the appointment
of Philip G Bartelme, to succeed
Charley Baird, director of athletics
at the University of Michigan,
Bartelme has not come out flat
footed with this statement, but he
has inimated publicly hat he wants
to see Michigan in the conference
again aud his close friends declare
he will bring this about.
With Keene Fitapatrick, physical
director, Bartelme will have abso
lute control of Michigan athletics
after July I. These two have con
ferred on the future and have set
tled upon the policy to be pursued
when the new director assumes the
place to be vacated by Baird.
TO USE CAMERA IN
WINE ROOM CRUSADE
(By United Press)
MINNEAPOLIS, April 8. — A
flashlight crusade to rescue girls
and boys from Improper surround
ings is planned by the humane so
ciety and hereafter all the night
"60 and 40
PAINT"
WE PUBLISH OUR FOR
MULA—
60 PER CENT WHITE
LEAD,
40 PER CENT FRENCH
ZINC.
ITB PURITY GUARAN
TEES WEAR.
boy in Boston. The law. outraged,
caled him unfit for freedom or even
human association. His long term
in prison began.
With all his perverted and de
generate instincts, Jesse Pomeroy
is an intellectual man —even bril
liant. He has read every one of
the 8000 books in the prison library
and half a thousand more belonging
to Chaplain Barnes. He reads in
the original the works of Latin,
French, German, Spanish, Italian
and Arabic authors, having learned
all those languages in prison.
; Beside reading, Pomeroy has one
agents will carry cameras while
making their rounds.
A difficulty has been conflicting
evidence. Girls and boys are taken
out of dance halls or wine rooms
and the persons arrested deny that
liquor was served or even kept in
the place. The agents will here
after photograph the room and the
persons in it. so that the situation
can be shown in detail.
SAYS WIFE WILLED
HIM YOUNG SISTER
DETROIT, Mich., April B.—Frank
Van Dew, age 22, Edwardsburg.
Mich., who declared that, the 15
year old sister of his wife was be
queathed to him for his next wife,
when his first wife died, has been
taken into custody at South Bend,
Ind., on a charge of abduction.
Within two weeks after his first
wife died Van Dew is declared to
have forced the sister. Mabel
Hayes, to elope with him to Kansas
City, the couple using a box car out
of Chicago.
" Bartlett's "
Bartlett-CarverCo.
On Riverside Between Lincoln and Post
Distribut
ers of the
Henderson
Corsets
THE SPOKANE MESS, APRIL A, 1909
JESSE POMEROY TODAY.
other pleasure—the monthly visits
of bis mother. Mrs. Pomeroy, a
broken and frail woman of close
to 80, who still lives in Weymouth,
where Jesse was born, never misses
a visit.
Every mother of a prisoned son
thinks him innocent. But none be
lieves it more devoutly than Mrs.
Pomeroy.
"My son is a martyr," she says.
"They told him-that I was accused
of his crimes—that if he didn't
confess to them, I would have to
go to prison. He confessed to save
me —because he loves me."
Tom Stands by Flag
Don't lake any undue liberties
with the Stars and Stripes when
Philadelphia Tom Smith is in
range. Tom lost two brothers In
the war and the flag means some
thing to him every time he sees
it. Primary election morning he
went out to Earl precinct to vote.
Over the door hung the flag upside
down. Tom entered that portal
with a noise like vengeance seek
ing the man who put the flag ln
such scandalous fashion. With his
hand on the artillery he bears by
virtue of being constable he de
manded that the wrong be righted
on pain of a cleanout then and
there. It was a minute or so be
fore anybody caught the drift of
Tom's grievance and when they
did they had the proper use of the
flag explained to the in a manner
they are likely to remember. Tom
gets mad yet when you mention It.
The flag upside down is a sign of
distress, and after all, the place
may have been a Fassett precinct.
ANNIVERSARY
WEEK SALE
of
Tailored Suits
Suits That Should Sell at d»i Qr A
$27.50; on Sale at ... «PI3.DU
Splendid .opportunity th is to get your Easter suit,
at a low price. These suits we mention are all this
season's goods, made irt the most approved styles of
the season. The cloths are good grades, the color
selection is almost unlimited. There are shades of
Wisteria, Rose, Catawlda, Reseda, Tan, Brown, Blue
and of course Black. The coats come in .14 to 42 inch
lengths, the skirts are all gored, and all in all, you
will flnd it hard to get a more artistic lot of Suits at,
i a moderate price. Regular $27.50 values.
Anniversary Sale Price.
$19.50
GOOD PAY FOR
' SLAYING THE
BEASTS
The record of bounties for
scalps of wild animals kept by
Deputy County Auditor Hlshqp
shows that in the quarter ending
Aprir" 1 209 "Critters** of different
kinds were killed within the con
fines of Spokane county, for which
the state paid 3250 in bounties.
This list includes 185 coyotes at
$1, 14 lynx at $2.50, eight wildcats
at $2.50 and two cougars at $5.
Under the law passed by the
last legislature the bounties on
some of these animals are in
creased. Henceforth the state will
pay $20 for killing a cougar, in
stead of $5; $5 for a lynx or wild
cat, Instead of $2.50, and $15 for a
timber wolf. Under the new regu
lations it will not be necessary to
disfigure the pelt of the animal by
removing the scalp, as has been
the requirement in the past. The
whole hide must be taken to the
auditor's office and also the right
fore leg from tbe knee down. The
skin is then removed from the
fore leg, and the bones, which are
left for the satisfaction of the
state, while the hunter can take
the hide and the county along with
him.
Tom Hopper, the veteran hunter,
who was in the auditor's office yes
terday with the hides of three
lynx, welcomes the new regulation
looking to the preservation Intact
of pelts. During the past winter
he killed 22 lynx, on only 10 of
which he claimed the bounty, as
the removal of the scalp destroyed
the marketable value of the hide.
BACK TO SPOKANE WORK.
Adjutant P. E. Helslnger, who
formerly had charge of a large
part of the Salvation Army work in
Spokane and well known to many
of-Spokane's residents, has return
ed after an absence of two years to
take charge of the industrial and
social end of the work. Captain
Sturms, who has been In charge of
this feature of the work since Ad
jutant Heisinger left for St. Paul
two years ago, has been appointed
to a field in Chicago and left the
first of tbe week.
HENS LAY HAM AND .
EGG COMBINATION
SOUTH NORWAI.K, Conn., April
8. —Policeman John H. Smith has
a brood of hens which, from per
sistent diet of ham clippings and
pork rinds, lay eggs which cannot
be told from a full fledged break
fast of ham and eggs. The yolks
are hard and hamlike in appear-
ance, while the white of the egg
has retained its old appearance and
taste.
At present the eggs are a trifle
too salty, but a slight application
of sugar In their diet is bringing
the unique production up to a state
of rare perfection.
Not satisfied with his ham and
eggs, Mr. Smith has now started
another brood on a diet of cheese,
with a view of producing eggs that
will pass for rarebits.
CURES ECZEMA QUICKLY
~™*~■ •
New Drug, Poslam, Now Obtain
able In Bmall Quantities.
Since its discovery one year ago
the new drug, poslam, has success
> fully cured thousands of chronic
cases' of eczema and other distress
ing skin afflictions. Heretofore
poslam has been dispensed solely
for the benefit of eczema patients
in large jars sufficient for a
month's treatment. This was found
to be an Inconvenience to many
thousands who use it for minor
skin troubles, such as pimples,
blackheads, herpes, acne, scaly
scalp, complexion blemishes, itch
ing feet, piles, etc.. which require
but a small quantity to cure. To
overcome this, and in response to
urgent appeals, the dispensers of
poslam have been obliged to adopt,
ln addition to the regular two-dol
lar packages, a special fifty-cent
size, which in future may be found
on sale at Murgittroyd's and Hit
ter's drug stores, and other lead
ing drug stores in Spokane, or
may be ordered direct from the
Emergency Laboratories, No. 32
West 25th street, New York City.
In all eczema cases poslam stops
Itching with first application, and
proceeds to heal Immediately;
chronic cases being cured in two
weeks. In less serious skin trou
bles, results are seen after an
overnight application.
Samples for experimental pur
poses may still be had, free of
charge, by writing to the labora
tories for them.
The
Vogue
Spokane's Greatest
Millinery Store.
Exclusive Styles
Fashionable Colors
Superb Assortments
Low Prices
Those are the main
characteristics of the
Vogue Millinery, You
certainly ran buy your
Kaster Hat hetter liere.
TRIMMED HATS
FROM $3.50.
Spokane
Agents
for the Fay
Stockings
The Vogue
917 RIVERSIDE AYE.
Opposite the New POStOffICS.
FREMONT
GRAPE JUICE
The grape yields Us richest
treasure for Fremont Grape
Juice.
TW FUMIT (UFC JUICE CO.. FUSOIT. OHIO
You will note with delight lta
rich natural flavor, and the ut
ter absence ot sediment, set
tlings and floating tiuy particles
of the grape which you have al
ways thought characteristic of
all grape juice.
D. HOLZMAN * CO.,
Exclusive Distributors,
Spokane, Wash.
MILL WOOD
FOR SALE
JOHNSON SHINGLE CO. [
ATLANTIC AND CATALDO
PHONE MAXWELL 1172
Buy your Easter
Outfit at Went-
worth's and be
sure of absolute
correctness
We've not only the largest and finest assortment
of Men's and Boys' fine wearables in the city, hut we
sell them at prices lower than those asked for medio
cre garments shown elsewhere. One of the hest fea
tures of our Men's Clothing Department is our big
line of hand tailored suits we sell at, each,
$20.00
Over 60 different beautiful pattern designs.
Special Pre-Easter Sale
of Men's Neckwear
25 Cents
for your choice of all express shipment of beautiful
50c flow ing and four-in-hand ties. See east window.
Special Sale of Boys'
Confirmation Suits
$4.98
for your choice of a splendid line of hoys' $(i.(X) and
$6.85 blue, black and fancy patterned suits. The
fancy suits leaving two pairs of bloomer pants to
match. For boys between ages 7 and 16 years.
«
Closing Out Our Entire
Stock of Men's Fine Shoes
for Cash Only
$3.00 for values up to $6.00 the pair.
$5.00 for values up to $8.00 tho pair.
This includes the famous .J. and Nf. goods. Tlurry
up as sizes are going rapidly.
Spokane's Greatest Men's and Boys' Outfitters.
Wentworth
Clothing House
Entrance, 700 Riverside Avenue.

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